I listen to music every day, but not all day. I like to listen in the car and while working on my computer. I don't listen too many other places in the house because my tastes in music don't necessarily mesh with everyone else's.
2. Do you ever listen to the radio? What is your favorite station?
I only listen to the radio if my kids are listening to it in another room (believe me, they play it loud enough for me to hear!). If I'm going to listen for myself - like in the car - I'll listen to public radio.
3. How do you find new songs, albums, or artists to listen to?
By hearing some of my kids' music, actually. I've borrowed my daughter's latest Nightwish recording -- it has the tracks both with vocals and with just instrumentals and I really like the instrumentals. I've also shown my kids some cool music -- I was the one to introduce them to E Nomine.
4. When was the last time you bought a CD? A digital music file?
Last time I bought a CD and a digital music file were sometime last year. I bought E Nomine's Das Testament on CD, and "Northern Lights" by Renaissance in a music file.
5. Do you think any of the technologies and distribution methods mentioned above will still be around in ten years? Why or why not?
I think digital music will still be around but the player technology (MP3 players and whatnot) will have to grow beyond the iPod. Right now, that's the only platform for which manufacturers are developing docking technology. So, in order to have music in, say, an older car, you have to either have the iPod docking station or you have to have a CD player. There are other venues in which you have to have the iPod. My husband watches old TV shows on the treadmill at the Y and though he has an iPod and could listen to them, too, I don't have that option.
Still, things move so fast in technology these days that in 10 years, no one outside of my children's generation will ever remember what a CD was.